March 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes
MARC Meeting Minutes 3/14/18
Treasurer’s Report Approved
Meeting Minutes from 2/14/18 Approved
N6AI - Bill : mostly inactive for the past decade, new member to MARC
KC7ASJ - Dave : active on Lahaina repeater
KX4IJ - Charles : visited Tom’s shack and compared it to a Ferrari
N0DQD - Bob : new signal link sound card for FT8, visited Florida and reports that hurricane damage left quite an impression
NH6Y - Tom : hosted W5JR to operate from his QTH, invited club members to come operate from his shack during upcoming WPX contest, shared recent CW transceiver project kit from QRP Labs, mentioned that Alan and CW Academy have a portable antenna and tuner package with discounted pricing from MFJ.
KH6AH - Ron : QRT because of neighbor's grow lights
KH6RSB - Shawn : bought a second-hand radio (said it was a good deal), updated the KH6RS.com website, reports that other clubs in Hawaii have not updated their sites.
KH6DDT - Dave: Has not been active in the club for some-time but has been licensed since 1977, mentioned a Motorola 2001 Analyzer and a boom truck for tower setup.
KH6PO - Diane : Visited widow of Steve Tenney (inherited his radio equipment), told her missile attack story, moved to a new QTH in Huelo and is planning antenna setup.
K6GSS - John : described a “banana bug” telegraph key, researching EME, surprised that he isn’t contesting this season.
KH6CJJ - Kent: active contesting, Kent was also this months featured member for HAM Radio Auto-biography. First Licensed in 1957 as WH6CJJ : He described MARC (at NASKA) in the 1950s and 60s. His HAM activities from around the world while he was in the Air Force: (Air Force Academy, Wake Island, Johnson Island, Israel /4x, Okinawa - KA6KC) , contacts with the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
NH7O - Riley (formerly WH6FEM) : received a new call sign after upgrading to Extra Class: Riley was also our presenter with an entertaining talk on Optics, Electromagnetics, contsructive and destructive interference and holograms and nano-Yagi antennae. He related the personal anecdote of how holograms on comic books lead him to a Ph.D. in physics and an Extra Class Amateur Radio License.
KH6H - Mel : upcoming test date
need CALLsign - Steve : thanks past officers for their service to the club
WH6FIB - Roland: Kahoolawe tree planting
WH6EDT - Dale: working on a mag-loop antenna
WH6FAM - Trip: shared photos of portable operation
AH6CU - Joe: attended AuxComm training and will share more next month, will be a VE for Ham Prep Class test.
AH6AH - Anita: submitted treasurer’s report, will be a VE for Ham Prep Class test.
Club Inventory sheet presented as a work in progress.
Test dates announced.
Field Day mentioned.
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